Nelson Agholor has his priorities straight.
The Philadelphia wide receiver has caught a lot of flack from Eagles fans over miscues in recent games that included a pair of drops and a fumble during Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Detroit Lions.
But he didn’t lash out or even defend his play in the face of his most pointed critic on Monday. Instead, he made a welcoming gesture to a fan who called him out on the local news.
Said critic wasn’t just some random Twitter troll or fan caught screaming at Agholor at a game. He’s a bonafide Philadelphia hero.
Hero calls Nelson Agholor out
Hakim Laws passed a burning building while walking early Monday morning on a Philadelphia street. When a family on an upper floor was trapped by the smoke below, Laws took action.
He said he tried to help by running up the stairs, where he was blocked by the smoke. When he came back down, he saw fire trucks getting ladders ready to assist. Laws, who says he’s a former fire fighter, helped the rescue team get children out of the building.
The most Philly soundbite goes to this guy who helped catch children thrown from a window during a fire. pic.twitter.com/3rH69gU2fL— Steve Lindsay CBS (@SteveLindsayCBS) September 23, 2019
“My man just starts throwing babies out the window,” Laws said. “And we was catching them. Unlike Agholor.”
Nobody suffered major injury in the fire, according to local reports.
First off, what a hero. Secondly, ouch. Sick Agholor diss.
Agholor’s classy response
Agholor heard the story and took the criticism in stride, recognizing that there were larger issues at play here than the outcome of a football game.
Rather than respond to the criticism, Agholor invited Laws and his family to an Eagles home game.
Thank you for being a hero in the community, would like to invite you and your family to the next home game— Nelson Agholor (@nelsonagholor) September 24, 2019
Twitter help me out and get me in touch with him https://t.co/uqML3eJ0QT
So far, there’s not word on whether Agholor was able to find Laws. But here’s guessing the people of Philadelphia will make this happen.
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